What would the implications of the 2017 General Election be?

What would the implications of the 2017 General Election be?

  • The commercial trade implications of the General Election 2017: The Labour manifesto "For the Many, Not the Few", specifically aims to further the interests of SME's, boosting exports, investment and decent jobs in Britain.
  • Labour would set out its priorities in an International Trade White paper. For example, a priority would be placed on the retaining of unrestricted access for goods and services, secured through Labour's commitment to the rules-based international trading system of the WTO.
  • They also plan to re-join the Government Procurement Agreement.
  • The Conservatives would negotiate a "new and special partnership with the EU in order to continue free trade between the UK and EU member states by replicating all existing EU free trade agreements and supporting the ratification of trade agreements entered into during the UK's membership of the EU.
  • A new Trade Bill would also be introduced into the next parliament while they would continue to support the global multilateral rules based trade system.